Voiced velar lateral affricate
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The voiced velar lateral affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɡ͜ʟ̝, though in extIPA ɡ͜𝼄̬ is preferred. This consonant exists in the Laghuu, Hiw and Ekagi languages.


Features of the voiced velar lateral affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Ekari [example needed]
Hiw qē [kʷg​͡ʟɪ] 'dolphin' Contrasts with /r/ in recent loanwords.
Laghuu[1] [example needed]

See also


  1. ^ Edmondson, J. A., & Lama, Z. (1999). "Laghuu or Xá Phó, A New Language of the Yi Group," Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 22/1:1–10